Grosses

'Guardians of the Galaxy' Returns to First Place with $2.6 Million on Wednesday; 'Turtles' Adds $2.4 MillionAugust 21, 2014 06:55 AM

by Shawn Robbins

Guardians of the Galaxy pushed across the $230 million threshold yesterday with a 46 percent Wednesday-to-Wednesday decline for $2.6 million. The eventual summer box office champion has earned $231.7 million through 20 days of release, or 12 percent more than Captain America: The Winter Soldier and 8 percent more than Transformers: Age of Extinction.

Paramount reports that Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles added $2.41 million on Wednesday, down 53 percent from the same day last week. That gives the reboot a 13-day domestic haul of $126.5 million--19 percent ahead of where G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra stood at the same point five years ago.

Fox's Let's Be Cops earned $1.77 million on Wednesday, down 66 percent from its opening day one week ago. The comedy has tallied $32.6 million to date and trails the pace of 2008's Pineapple Express by 36 percent.

The Giver took in $1.12 million on Wednesday, pushing its 6-day haul up to $16.3 million. The young adult adaptation is running 20 percent ahead of the pace of The Host.

Rounding out the top five, The Expendables 3 posted $1.085 million yesterday, giving it a 6-day domestic cume of $19.9 million. Unfortunately, the three-quel trails the pace of its predecessor by 46 percent at the same point in the release cycle.

Daily Domestic Gross Wed, Aug. 27 2008

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Aug. 27 2008LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Tropic Thunder$1,439,878-20%3,35233$430$70,967,2962Paramount / DreamWorks
2The House Bunny$1,098,309-19%2,714--$405$18,489,8961Sony / Columbia
3The Dark Knight$986,648-11%3,063-445$322$492,699,7406Warner Bros.
4Death Race$924,827-21%2,532--$365$15,988,8301Universal
5Traitor$792,787--2,054--$386$792,7870Overture
6Mamma Mia!$628,569-11%2,062-709$305$126,472,5986Universal
7Pineapple Express$582,443-19%2,415-588$241$75,841,5093Sony / Columbia
8Mirrors$415,535-19%2,541-123$164$21,668,4752Fox
9Star Wars: The Clone Wars$414,949-18%3,395-57$122$26,494,8332Warner Bros.
10The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2$303,026-20%1,854-749$163$39,380,5843Warner Bros.